technique classes

 
 
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FIGURES: BODY & PATH WAY

CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE WITH BRIDGET FISKE & JOSEPH LAU

TUESDAY, 21 February 2017 | 10.30pm - 12.00pm | JWCOCA The Shopfront

Join Bridget and Joseph for a morning contemporary technique class that uses various improvisation and sequenced approaches to experiencing alignment, opening ranges of movement, developing strength and moving through various spatial levels and pathways. In this session Bridget & Joseph will share thought and approaches that have become central to their training practices. 

This class is suitable for tertiary level dance students over the age of 16, individuals who have an advanced level of contemporary dance technique knowledge and professional dance artists.

Please bring a long sleeve, long pants, knee pads, a towel and water.

Duration: 1.5 hours

 
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yoga for dancers WITH COURTNEY SCHEU

THURSDAY, 23 February 2017 | 10.30am - 12.00pm | JWCOCA The Shopfront 

A combination of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, this class will focus on the benefits of practising yoga to support the body and mind for a sustainable dance practice. We will start slow to give the body time to warm up and then get moving through an active flow. Targeting Asana (or poses) that aids dance practice, this class will incorporate upper body strengthening, balances and general mobilisation. Yoga in the morning is a delightful way to warm up and give your body some love. 

This is a general level class so some experience in moving your body would be useful.  Bring a mat (or towel), water and wear clothes that are comfortable to move in! 

Duration: 1.5 hours

 
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contemporary technique class with gmdc dancers

FRIDAY, 24 February 2017 | 10.30am - 12.00pm | JWCOCA The Shopfront

BIOGRAPHIES OF DANCERS:

LIU QING-YU
LIU graduated from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music with a major in Chinese Classical Dance Performance and Education. She has won a gold medal award for Professional Dance (Solo) at the National Youth Art Competition in 2004. Her choreographed works, including Mask (2007) and Sunflower (2008), have been featured at the Youth Dance Marathon of the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival. She successfully completed the Modern Dance Professional Class at the GMDC Training Centre in 2009 and, in the same year,  joined the Guangdong Modern Dance Company.

 

HE MIN
HE graduated from Wuhan Conservatory of Music majoring in dance in 2013, where he was both choreographing and performing several modern dance creations. In the same year, he joined the Guangdong Modern Dance Company and has since then taken part in all of the company’s main productions such as Duchamp In The I-Ching Mirror, Love Letters, Point Zero and Movement Logic Re-Pot 2013.
HE was also invited by the Auckland Council to participate in a tri-city cultural exchange showcase during the Auckland-Guangzhou-Los Angeles Tripartite Economic Alliance.

 

Duration: 1.5 hours

 
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ANTI-TECHNIQUE

Contemporary DANCE class with sarah aiken & rebecca jensen

SATURDAY, 25 February 2017 | 10.30am - 12.00pm | JWCOCA The Shopfront

Come and dance with Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen, the creators of Underworld, OVERWORLD and Deep Soulful Sweats. This 90-minute workshop will draw from elements in Rebecca and Sarah’s collaborative practice giving you insight to their methodologies and processes. This will be a physical workshop but no formal training is required.  Come ready to relish in the debris of pop culture, find your inner warlock or goddess and make magic.

Duration: 1.5 hours